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Trek To Yomi Review – One Samurai

Trek To Yomi Review – One Samurai

By daniele

With recent games like Ghost of Tsushima paying homage to samurai movies from the 20th century, it seemed inevitable that games would soon focus on the movies of Akira Kurosawa, who is known for movies like Seven Samurai and Yojimbo.

Enter Trek to Yomi. It was made by Leonard Menchiari and Flying Wild Hog and is an excellent tribute to all of Akira’s work. It shows the action of a side-scrolling beat-em-up through the lens of classic black-and-white samurai movies, with the same composition, harsh lighting, and camera movements.

Not only does Trek to Yomi do an excellent job of recreating the details on the screen, but it also has the kind of writing and story beats you’d expect from a samurai title. This gives it a depth that would be hard to capture in any other medium.

These cinematic techniques make the story better, but the tale of a samurai’s redemption falls short when the gameplay gets stuck, bringing the story down to earth.

Yomi is one of the most consistent works of art this year. Almost everyone who plays it will want to play it again, even after the credits roll. Please find out more by reading our full review.

Trek to Yomi is a 3D game mostly played as a side-scrolling game during combat. This brings to mind the wide-angle fights that are common in samurai movies. At the same time, fights happen along a 2D plane.

The most impressive thing about Trek to Yomi is how it looks. It is all done in black and white, with a film burn and a camera slowly moving around.

Trek to Yomi’s story is interesting enough to keep you playing for eight hours. It tells a samurai story in a new way by firmly using cinematic techniques. Its style is easy to imagine on the big screen, but the fact that it is an interactive game makes it more interesting. It is a combat-heavy side scroller with enough mechanical depth to make it worth playing more than once.

There are different ways to end the game, so you can go back to places you’ve already been and practice your skills on a more complicated level.

The game will also be available through Xbox Game Pass, which makes it worth getting even to look at.


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